TankNanny: A Car Seat for the Propane Tank

Is anyone else nervous about the car ride home after filling a propane tank? We usually wedge whatever we can find in the car around the tank to prevent it from tipping over- once we even took our shoes off and used them. But check out the TankNanny. It was designed by a local Boston company to be sort of a car seat for your propane tank.

We're always nervous on the drive home after refilling the propane tank for our gas grill, imagining all sorts of scenarios where we have to use the brakes hard and the tank might fall over and spill. It has never happened, but we'd feel a lot better if it was secured with something like this. The TankNanny sort of hugs your tank and even has a slot for a seatbelt to slip through. It's made out of recycled plastic and can even be used to hold groceries or take-out food when your propane tank is at home.

We heard about TankNanny from a cool local site, Daily Grommet. Daily Grommet handpicks and sells one unique item a day, and its always something that has that sort of underground, indie vibe that none of your friends have seen before. The folks who run the site are a lot of fun, and are committed to helping out small companies who have invented interesting things, many of them local as well.

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